Skip to main content
Career pathways have the potential to lead low-skill workers to higher-quality jobs over time.
The Kentucky programs have operated for less than a year, but each apprenticeship examined by Urban researchers demonstrates tangible, practical benefits.
After nearly half a century of declining union membership, collective bargaining may be primed for a comeback.
With unemployment at an all-time low, businesses’ needs for a skilled workforce are harder to meet.
Eight states are developing immediate intervention strategies for employees whose work is disrupted by an illness or injury.
Every year, millions of workers develop illnesses or suffer injuries that limit their ability to remain on the job.
Apprenticeships could provide millions of Americans with rewarding job and training opportunities—a shared goal of nearly every policymaker.
Amazon’s move has sparked debate, but the migration of firms and their corresponding jobs is seen as a barometer of business climate and economic health.
Amazon reportedly discovered that its artificial intelligence–based hiring tool developed a bias against women.
A new Urban Institute analysis calculates the “mix-match” between the share of people with college education and the share of jobs that require it.

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

COLLECTION

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

The decennial Census will gather the most complete picture of America of the past 10 years, but its accuracy is in jeopardy.

Behind the Numbers at the Urban Institute

Structural Racism in America

COLLECTION

Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

LISTEN

Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

Experts discuss the best available data and evidence on topics that matter.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

Urban Wire Writers